Register Clients on the Command Line

Instead of the Web UI, you can use the command line to register a client to a proxy. This procedure requires that you have installed the Salt package on the client before registration. For SLE 12 based clients, you also must have activated the Advanced Systems Management module.

Procedure: Registering Clients to a Proxy Using the Command Line
  1. Choose a client configuration file located at:




    This is sometimes also called a minion file.

  2. Add the proxy FQDN as the master to the client configuration file:

    master: PROXY123.EXAMPLE.COM
  3. Restart the salt-minion service:

    systemctl restart salt-minion
  4. On the server, accept the new client key; replace <client> with the name of your client:

    salt-key -a '<client>'